100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #96 | with Daniel Whyte III
SCRIPTURE: Revelation 20:4-10: “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years…”
On yesterday, we saw in the Word of God the final event which must take place before the millennial kingdom can be brought about — the imprisonment of Satan. With the antichrist, the false prophet, and Satan gone from the earth; and with Jesus Christ and his army of saints and angels present on the earth, the one-thousand year reign of Jesus Christ can begin.
This time period is called the Millennial Kingdom. According to the Popular Encyclopedia of Bible Prophecy, “the word millennium comes from the Latin word ‘mille’ meaning ‘one thousand’ and ‘annum’ meaning year. This word appears 6 times in Revelation 20 defining the duration of Christ’s kingdom before the destruction of the old heaven and the old earth. The millennium therefore refers to one thousand years of Christ’s future reign on earth, which will immediately precede eternity.”
This time period is also called the messianic kingdom because it is the fulfillment of the promise that God gave to David in the Old Testament — that there would always be one of David’s descendants sitting on the throne of Israel.
There are so many aspects of this wonderful time that we could get into today, but I want us to briefly hit the highlights of this passage.
1. The first thing I want us to look at today is the Resurrection of the Saints.
2. Secondly, today, I want us to look at the Reign of the Savior.
3. Thirdly, today, I want us to look at the Return and Rebellion of Satan.
+ Plus, listen to Newsboys singing “The King is Coming” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”